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David Pitawanakwat

Director of Governmental Affairs


David Pitawanakwat is a junior majoring in Political Science. David is a non traditional student, having served in the United States Marine Corps before coming to Wayne State. Originally from Lansing, Michigan, David comes from a auto manufacturing family, has Native American roots and has proudly represented the state of Michigan throughout his life. David gives back to his community by working as an event organizer for the WSU Native American Student Organization and serving as the Vice President of Camaraderie for the Student Veterans Organization. As a student senator he looks forward to working toward goals that would increase cultural exchange between Wayne State’s diverse student population, his future life goals include opening his own small business.


Political Science

Student Organization Affiliation(s)

 WSU Native American Association, Student Veterans Organization

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